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Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Date: Nov 14, 2022

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.


With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the global reach to serve customers worldwide. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees.  With over 1,300 employees, our Ashland City, TN facility is home to our North America Water Heating Division Headquarters.  

Primary Function

The 2nd shift Production Supervisor is responsible for the safety, quality, cost, productivity, and morale of the fabrication department team.  The successful candidate will have proven experience driving and sustaining key projects that will meet/exceed department and plant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). 

Must be able to work 2nd shift.  


  • Must have the vision to follow the production process and break bottlenecks that may prohibit the line from running as efficient as possible.
  • Ensure team members are following standardized work instructions with an eye for understanding the quality expectations.
  • Contribute towards continuous improvement of the production line by working with the Industrial Engineers and Supervisors.
  • Able to work varied hours including coming in early and staying late based on production needs, meetings, and training classes.
  • Ability to learn the contents of the workstations and needs of its team members.
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly audits and reporting discrepancies to supervisors.
  • Understand and complete daily documents.
  • Make assessments of the sequencing of components through the verification process.
  • Ability to determine the work that needs to be done in the cell and delegate accordingly.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related discipline preferred.
  • Previous experience managing manufacturing teams of 50 or more employees.
  • 3-5 years of supervisory/leadership experience. 
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated with a results-driven approach and ability to problem-solve.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to obtain a forklift operators certification.

We Offer

Great people make our organization great and because of that, we offer an onsite A. O. Smith Company merchandise store for our employees, employee discounts on water filtration products, a competitive compensation plan and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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